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This USMC AV-8B Harrier is the fourth US military plane crash in the month of May
The AV-8B was based at nearby Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point (NC) and belonged to the 2nd Marine Air Wing, Marine Air Group 14. On May 20, 2019 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) AV-8B Harrier crashed in North Carolina. The pilot, who ejected safely, suffered minor injuries and was able to...
Thunderbirds pilot killed in F-16 crash at Nellis Air Force Base
The F-16 crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. during routine training on the Nevada Test and Training Range A U.S. Air Force (USAF) Thunderbirds F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet crashed on Apr. 4, 2018 at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB), Las Vegas. According to the service news release "a Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed over...
USMC suffers the losses of two aircraft in less than 24 hours: CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter and AV-8B Harrier jet crashes
All four crew members aboard the CH-53E are presumed dead while the AV-8B pilot ejected safely As reported by Military.com, on Apr. 4, 2018 a U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter went down shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near El Centro, a few miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The aircraft crashed during a Southern California training mission and all...
The British-designed Harrier changed aviation when it became the only successful STOVL military jet following its development in the 1960s Commonly known as the 'Jump Jet' - the iconic Harrier GR.1 short take off and vertical landing (STOVL) jet aircraft performed its maiden flight on Dec. 28, 1967, 50 years ago. Still in service as AV-8B with the U.S. Marine Corps...
While the pilot was given a clean bill of health and no other personnel were hurt, the explosion and fire caused damage to two other AV-8B Harrier jump jets on the deck and one $3.6 million Litening advanced targeting pod The accident investigation for a VMA-223 AV-8B that caught fire as it was launching from USS Kearsarge to conduct strikes...
Two killed in U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk crash
An instructor pilot and a student, whose names have not yet been released, were aboard the T-45C Goshawk As reported by Task & Purpose, on Oct. 1, 2017 a U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk training aircraft out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Meridian in Mississippi crashed killing both military personnel on board. The news was confirmed on Twitter by the U.S. Navy...
An AV-8B Harrier belonging to Marine Attack Squadron 311 aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) during the unit farewell tour as part of the 31st MEU
The AV-8B, which has been in active service in the Marine Corps since the 1980s, is a stalwart for Marine expeditionary units: in fact it has provided a flexible, task-oriented platform to support MEU ground operations since its inception AV-8B jump jets from VMA-311 departed USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) for good on Aug. 21, 2017, bringing an end to...
APKWS is a low-cost precision-guided 2.75-inch rocket system that integrates a low-cost Distributed Aperture Semi-Active Laser Seeker guidance section with existing Hydra 70 rocket motors and either the Mk 152 or M282 warheads As reported by Janes.com a pre-solicitation notice posted by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) on Jul. 25, 2017 revealed that the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is...
Harrier Jump Jets depart from USS Bonhomme Richard for last time
The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System gives Harrier pilots a lighter, precision air-to-ground attack option The AV-8B Harrier jump jets from Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311, which are currently attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265 (Reinforced), tested the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) for the first time in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region last week. The firing was carried out at the...
VMA-311 AV-8B Harriers departure from MCAS Iwakuni represents the end of an era for Marine Corps aviation On May 31, 2017 AV-8B Harriers from Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 311 departed Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, as part of the Unit Deployment Program. As told by Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez in the article VMA-311 says sayonara to Japan, VMA-311 is...

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